Fees & Guidelines
Your decision to enter into the vocation of married life is a sign of love, hope, and strength for the entire community. The following guidelines will help you understand what is required in order to plan your particular celebration. Please note from the outset that we make the arrangements with the bride and groom, not with their parents.
We recognize that not everyone has the same financial means at their disposal.
It is customary that a donation be made to the parish where you are celebrating your wedding. Musicians and cantors can be sourced for you by the parish; fees are normally in the range of $150 - $200 for your celebration. You will need one cantor and either a pianist or organist. Strings can be added for a similar fee. Musicians and cantors are to each be paid directly. Monies can be left with the pastor on the night of the rehearsal.
Funerals & Burials
Most families continue to work in partnership with funeral homes in the city to prepare for the Mass of Christian Burial or for the interment of ashes.
Before placing an obituary in the newspaper indicating when the rites will take place, please speak with the office to determine both the availability of the church and the availability of the presider (priest or deacon).
It is customary to make an offering to the parish following a funeral. Musicians and cantors should be paid for their services. The funeral home can suggest an appropriate amount, normally about $150/musician. We never want people to feel precluded for lack of funds. Accommodations are almost always possible.
There is a small fee for the materials used in sacramental preparation. We charge no more than necessary for the cost of the preparation guide and preparation materials. We never want people to feel precluded for lack of funds. Accommodations are almost always possible.